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Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery

  • Country United Kingdom
  • Total identified casualties 347 Find these casualties
  • Region Leicestershire
  • Identified casualties from First & Second World War
  • GPS Coordinates Latitude: 52.61996, Longitude: -1.12969

Our War Graves, Your History

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History information

Between 1914 and 1919, the 5th Northern General Hospital, with more than 2,600 beds, occupied several buildings in Leicester and North Evington. More than 95,000 officers and men were admitted to the hospital, which recorded 514 deaths before its closure. During the Second World War, there was a Royal Air Force operational training station near Leicester. Leicester (Welford Road) Cemetery contains 286 First World War burials, more than half of them forming a war graves plot with a Screen Wall bearing the names of those buried there. The 46 Second World War burials are scattered throughout the cemetery, which also contains eight Belgian war graves, 1 of which is unknown.